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Dec. 31, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
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Yesturday was up early on the grouse blue gondola and was talking to a patrol. We saw a few hikers on the grind at 6:30am. He was telling me that he sees them regularly in shorts, not checking avy reports etc. Thursday, inbounds, I was craking 1 foot deep snow slabs. Not sure what you can do for those people. Last year when a snowboarder died on cypress, he past two warning signs that he was heading towards dangerous and deadly cliff and to turn around. Never did and was found in a creek below. Some people you just cant help… Accidents can happen to anyone but not being prepared is an other story. Be smart, check the short and long term weather, bring the proper gear, make a plan and know when to turn back (that's the hardest part, I've been guilty of that). It's not rocket science.

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Dec. 31, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/avalanche-valemount-1.3917535

and so it begins, I think this is BC's 1st aviy fatality

Dec. 31, 2016, 6:57 p.m.
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Surprised been this long. Must be an all time low for avi deaths this year.
So it's puking in the city again? I'm in the interior till next week but forecast looks great for next week snow fall.

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Jan. 1, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
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so theres a couple of "backcountry skiiers" lost on seymour now

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/lost-skiers-nye-mt-seymour-1.3917993

on top of first pump for fuck sakes…..the equivalent of being lost in the ladies underwear aisle at walmart.

you can see the city and the ski hill from there…the ski hill is a 2 minute ski from there as well….unfuckingbelievable.

….never mind that they have cell service and could easily google map their dumb asses to the marked summer trail

Jan. 1, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
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so theres a couple of "backcountry skiiers" lost on seymour now

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/lost-skiers-nye-mt-seymour-1.3917993

on top of first pump for fuck sakes…..the equivalent of being lost in the ladies underwear aisle at walmart.

you can see the city and the ski hill from there…the ski hill is a 2 minute ski from there as well….unfuckingbelievable.

….never mind that they have cell service and could easily google map their dumb asses to the marked summer trail

I bet they got lost because of poor visibility and not knowing the area very well. I get lost in malls all the time and end up in Victoria secret for some reason.

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Jan. 1, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
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This was the scene in Lynn Valley last night. Snowmageddon. Even the Smart cars couldnt navigate the roads, and they have GPS trackers in them!

I can't imagine how snowy and cloudy it was on the top of Seymour at 4 pm. I'm glad NSR left some gear there for them instead of ruining thier new years.

Jan. 1, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
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I bet they got lost because of poor visibility and not knowing the area very well.

No excuse.

Ive even used the google maps trick when i got fogged/whiteroomed out on a sidecountry excursion, to find my way back to the lifts.

We live in a time of incredible resources and technology….theres no reason to be "lost" half a click from the ski area.

Jan. 1, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
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This was the scene in Lynn Valley last night. Snowmageddon. Even the Smart cars couldnt navigate the roads, and they have GPS trackers in them!

I can't imagine how snowy and cloudy it was on the top of Seymour at 4 pm. I'm glad NSR left some gear there for them instead of ruining thier new years.

they went out in those conditions…should have a least a drop of common sense in your head.

http://www.mountseymour.com/webcam_image.php

clear as a bell there now. NSSR should phone them and tell them to pound sand and start hiking.

Jan. 1, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
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Airlifted out. Take from here 'sheets, because I'm not disagreeing with you.

Jan. 1, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
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they went out in those conditions…should have a least a drop of common sense in your head.

http://www.mountseymour.com/webcam_image.php

clear as a bell there now. NSSR should phone them and tell them to pound sand and start hiking.

I with ya on that.

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Jan. 1, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
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Airlifted out. Take from here 'sheets, because I'm not disagreeing with you.

Using as training I bet

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Jan. 3, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
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Ive even used the google maps trick when i got fogged/whiteroomed out on a sidecountry excursion, to find my way back to the lifts.

some phones are super shitty in the cold, iphones in particulr. At -5 or so mine shuts down. Otherwise itd be sweet for skiing trees and spotting glades below. But anyway, yeah theyre clueless or made some really bad decisions..

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Jan. 3, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
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some phones are super shitty in the cold, iphones in particulr. At -5 or so mine shuts down. Otherwise itd be sweet for skiing trees and spotting glades below. But anyway, yeah theyre clueless or made some really bad decisions..

cold weather phone trick is stick your phone in a ziplock with a handwarmer,

Jan. 3, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
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Yeah was in sunpeaks over new years. Left phone in outer pocket. Went dead after a couple hours, it was -16 c out.

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Jan. 3, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
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i keep my iphone in the cargo pocket of my ski pants on airplane mode and take photos with it all day long and the battery does not go below 90%. use your resources wisely

recently we had a couple guys follow us up a skin track and ask us at the top where to ski. they did not like my answer. ha.

Just a speculative fiction. No cause for alarm.

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